Aging in Place: Keeping Older Johnson County Residents in Our Neighborhoods

An Obermann Conversation featuring Nancy Hauserman, Susan Shullaw, and Mercedes Bern-Klug

Join Nancy Hauserman (Professor Emeritus, College of Business), Susan Shullaw (strategic communications consultant), Mercedes Bern-Klug (John A. Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar and Director of Aging Studies), and Teresa Mangum (Professor of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies and Director, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies) for a discussion about the value of mixed-demographic neighborhoods and how to help Johnson County seniors continue to live independently in their homes. Hauserman and Shullaw are on the board of a new nonprofit, TRAIL of Johnson County, a membership-based organization whose mission is to help older adults successfully age in place by providing Tools and Resources for Active, Independent Living.  

February 15, 2017, 4:00–5:00 p.m., Iowa City Public Library, Room A

Co-sponsored by the Iowa City Public Library.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 4:00pm
Many of us hope to age in our own homes, but looking ahead we wonder about everyday practicalities. What happens when we can no longer rake our leaves or change a lightbulb in a hard-to-reach place? TRAIL of Johnson County is a new nonprofit, membership-based organization whose mission is to help older adults successfully age in place by providing Tools and Resources for Active, Independent Living. Join two of TRAIL's board members, communications consultant Susan Shullaw and College of Business faculty member Nancy Hauserman in conversation with UI Aging Studies Program Director Mercedes Bern-Klug and Obermann Director Teresa Mangum about this new organization. Read the press release Co-sponsored by the Iowa City Public Library.